Do You Really Need Surgery? A Sensible Guide to Hysterectomy and Other Procedures for Women

By Michele C. Moore; Caroline M. de Costa | Go to book overview

Do You Really
Need Surgery?

A SENSIBLE GUIDE TO
HYSTERECTOMY AND OTHER
PROCEDURES FOR WOMEN

Michele C. Moore, MD Caroline M. de Costa, MD

Rutgers University Press New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • Do You Really Need Surgery? *
  • 1 - Where Things Are 1
  • 2 - How Things Work 6
  • 3 - Some Common Gynecologic Diseases and Problems 11
  • 4 - Gynecologic Cancers and Precancer 30
  • 5 - What to Expect 47
  • 6 - Nonsurgical Treatment of Gynecologic Problems 59
  • 7 - Traditional, or Open, Procedures 75
  • 8 - What to Expect 83
  • 9 - The Risks of Traditional Surgery 94
  • 10 - After the Surgery 99
  • 11 - Other Gynecologic Surgery and Treatments 106
  • 12 - How It's Done and Why 115
  • 13 - The Risks of Laparoscopy 135
  • 14 - How Will You Feel? 144
  • 15 - Choices and Medical Resources 148
  • 16 - Other Endoscopic Surgery 151
  • 17 - Tips to Help Make a Sensible Decision 157
  • Quick Guide to Terms Used in This Book 161
  • Additional Resources 165
  • Index 167
  • About the Author 172
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